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The Egmond 2V, 3V and Bass 2V as they were called and looked like, in the 1965 US catalog.
The Egmond 2V, the 3V and the Bass 2V, as shown in the picture above from the 1965 US catalog, were first launched as the Egmond Electra 111/2, the Electra 111/3 and the Bass 9 in the early 60's. Probably in 1961, as shown in the picture below from the 1961 catalog:
This Rosetti Electra 111/3 is an example of an Egmond for the British market:
Egmond Rosetti Electra 111/3. The picture belongs to Gary Davies (www.guitarbroker.net).
The bodies were covered with vinyl (the V in 2V and 3V stands for Vinyl). I am not not sure what different colors the Electra 111 came in, but this was probably the most common:
In the early 60's it was possible to get them in colors, or patterns, like this (it also came in a blue colored version):
Later they came in just red or black and they were renamed Egmond Typhoon 3ES1, Typhoon 2ES1 and Typhoon 2EBS1, as this catalog picture shows:
They had the same body shape as the Egmond Tempest, but the body structure was different, as the Tempest body was solid, but the Typhoon body was hollow. When they were renamed Typhoon, the bodies got chamfers.
In 1969 the Typhoon series got new pickups and new metal knobs, for the potentiometers and for the pickup selector. The catalog does not show the Typhoon 2ES1, so it was probably not produced any more:
The Egmond Typhoon 2EBS1 and Typhoon 3ES1, as they looked like in the 1969 catalog.
This is my first Egmond Electra 111/2. It is probably made in 1961. A previous owner has removed the vinyl cover and painted the front in red. The back has a clear varnish. Also the neck is replaced by a previous owner, but it has the same scale (620mm) as the original neck. The Jazzmaster kind of tremolo tailpiece is my work, since the guitar was equipped with a hard-tail that wasn't original Egmond, either. This tremolo tailpiece is very similar to the original Egmond type 6/319, that these guitars normally had:
This is my second Egmond Electra 111/2. It is probably also made in 1961 and still has the original vinyl cover. The neck is the original neck, but the truss-rod was broken, so I have replaced the truss-rod. The tremolo tailpiece is the original but the bridge was missing, so I got a bridge that resembles the original bridge:
This is one of my Egmond Typhoon 2ES1, having the original vinyl cover in perfect condition. It is probably made in 1967. The only thing that is not original, is the pickup selector knob:
This is another of my Egmond Typhoon 2ES1, having the original vinyl cover in perfect condition, but when I bought it the pickguard, the pickups and the bridge were all missing. Furthermore, the body was covered with several layers of paint, that I have managed to remove. I have made a new pickguard, mounted a new bridge, and och mounted JazzMaster kind of pickups. It is probably from the time period of 1965...1967:
This is one of my Egmond Typhoon 2EBS1. It is probably made in 1965. This is how it looks now, but I got it in pieces:
This is what it looked like when I got it. One body an two bass necks, where one neck is missing both the truss-rod and the fret-board. The most complete neck has only one tuning key, but it is not the original key:
Here you can see that the body is hollow. The surface is all covered with glue, from the vinyl cover that has been there in the beginning:
The back side of the body still had the black vinyl cover, but a previous owner had painted it in blue color. I wanted to keep the vinyl but only if I could take the paint off. However, it was not possible to take the paint off, without destroying the vinyl, so I removed the vinyl:
The headstock decorations tells you that one of the necks has belonged to a Bass 9 (the Electra 111 counterpart):
I sanded the body, to get rid of all the glue from the vinyl cover, and gave it a clear varnish. The body chamfer is clearly seen in this picture:
The tuning keys are new and the pearl headstock decoration is glued on:
I made a new pickguard and mounted two Höfner kind of pickups:
The body chamfer is clearly seen in this picture. The Electra 111 had no body chamfer, but when they changed the name to Typhoon, the body chamfer was applied:
This is another of my Egmond Typhoon 2EBS1, that probably is from the time period of 1965...1967. When I bought it there was a broken winding in the bridge pickup. Instead of re-winding the pickup, I replaced it with a mini humbucking pickup: